1. Download the University's template
The University has an accessibility-adapted Word template that you can use when writing your thesis to make it easier for you. The template has some basic settings, but you can change the template according to your own needs.
University thesis template Word, 693.3 kB.
If you do not use Word
If you use a text editor other than Word, you need to be careful when creating your thesis layout using the program's style sheets and paragraph styles, such as different headings and table formats. Remember that all theses written at Halmstad University must have the University's front cover as the front page, see item 3.
2. Use the guide for detailed instructions
The ”How to create accessible documents” guide provides instructions on how to customise the accessibility of your document in Word.
Guide: How to create accessible documents Word, 127 kB.
3. Fill in the front cover
Your thesis also needs a front cover with the correct information. You can use the University's template as a cover page; it is the same template regardless of your thesis or degree project level. If you already are using the University thesis template, you will find the front cover in the template.
If, on the other hand, you write your thesis in a tool other than Word, you need to download and fill in the University's official front cover, then convert the cover to pdf and finally merge it with your thesis.
Front cover for thesis Word, 667.9 kB.
4. Convert the thesis to pdf
When you have finished writing your thesis, you must convert it into pdf format. Information on how to do it in Word is in the guide, see item 2.
5. Merge thesis and front cover
This step only applies to you who write your thesis in an other tool than Word. Make sure that both files are in pdf format. Select the files and right-click, select "Combine the files in Acrobat." Double-check that the front cover is first. Select "combine."
6. Upload your thesis in DiVA
Once your examiner has approved your thesis for publication in DiVA you can upload it in the system yourself. You can find instructions via the link below. Please note that this step does not make your thesis visible in DiVa directly. The University administrators first have to make a final validation before publishing.
Publish in DiVA